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of the first lady, i guess i think of hillary clinton r revolutionized the role because she took such a hands on role. he deputized her as she took the lead role in health care reform. he talked about you vote for me, you're get it would go for the price of one. at least back then hillary clinton emerged as a very polarizing figure. i guess when you look at the first lady, how comfortable do you think americans are with the idea in general of a first lady who plays a very active role in the day-to-day governing of the country? >> you know, i think it's changing because when hillary clinton went through that, there obviously was a backlash. we just did a poll and one of the questions was how many americans think it's okay for first ladies to use their role for political purposes? surpri surprisingly 53% of americans now say it's okay. so i think the role is evolving. plenty of first ladies look back to prior first ladies to gain guidance. >> jacqueline kennedy, super conservative, very stylish. what do you think of her place in the pantheon? >> she's the first first lady to have a press secret
was a speechwriter for president clinton. including four state of the union addresses. michael waldman is executive director of the brennan center for justice at nyu. welcome. >> great to be with you. >> what's the strategy behind a more aggressive maybe antagonist kind of message that we might hear tomorrow night? >> well, one of the things is that it seems to be working. i think that his inaugural address, for example, was to me the best speech he's given as president. it didn't have some of the drabness and caution of some of his earlier speeches. it said something. and so, i think that if he keeps going with that approach of boldness and ambition it is not that everything he says is enacted in to law but he'll be able to make a case to the country and with some vivid colors and strong arguments. >> and the country wants to hear a lot about jobs which was relatively unmentioned in the inauguration. he mentioned jobs three times and not really in the context of job growth or creation. do you expect that to be a focal point tomorrow night? >> you are right one area he talked about in the inaugural
's go with the -- and up and comer of bill clinton. bill clinton took an enormous amount of heat of democrats after this video. this was a party flattened by reagan. on reagan's birthday, the night before the speech and clinton began with a warm tribute and happy birthday and democrats thought it was too complimentary. the video and then every democratic office holder in the country featured for 30 minutes. just -- >> their face inside of the -- >> map of the country. there's dukakis. cut to an interview. it was just -- >> it didn't sink bill clinton's career. >> and then three years later, the 45-minute speech and cheered and said -- he is proved -- that is the single greatest hope for bobby jindal to be president that bill clinton could have that video on the record and that speech in 1988 and survive it all and waiting to figure out what's the master form of the response. maybe rubio showing us something different tonight. doesn't do anything for anybody. >> that's why they call him the comeback kid, i know. did you know that off the top of your head or look any of that up? >>
. >> bill clinton is not there anymore. >> not mentioning names. >> did you hear anything that will stand the test of time? we might be talking about 10 or 20 years from now? >> anybody who remembers the speech will remember they deserve a vote. both the benefit and the risk to a president in using a line like that. 1941, franklin roosevelt gave an address to congress, state of the union in which it was interesting. he denounced a lot of opponents saying accusers of hitler, but all anyone remembers is the four freedoms from one speech and freedom of religion. what he wanted to do was to convey not only the four freedoms, but to say we are fighting a war against the accusers of hitler to achieve those four freedoms. all people remember is that line. >> thinking about the republican response from marco rubio, it strikes me that it's a statement from him and where the republican party is right now a few months after a loss at the polls. i wonder how you compare to what you heard and what it says about where the party now is with where other parties have been a few months after losing to a re
this in perspective. before hillary clinton's campaign in 2008, just three women had sought the democratic presidential nomination. one of them shirley chisolm and pat schroder and carol mosley braun didn't make it to the first contest. few others contemplated running. she never took any real steps to run. diane feinstein dropped hints at a future white house bid on her mind in the late 1980s only to then lose the governors race to pete wilson in 1990. instead of running for the top job in 1992, feinstein was left to settle for a senate seat, a seat she has been happy to keep since then. and that is really it as far as female prospects for the democratic prospect. until 2008 when hillary clinton won 18 million votes and a bunch of primaries and caucuses. where she lost to a black man who went on to win the white house and defeated a republican ticket that included a woman. excuse me. it included a woman. in the wake of all of that, the notion that the terms presidential prospect in white guy went happened in hand to feel antiquated. the clear front runner for the democratic ticket is hilla
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clinton did, harry truman did it, ronald reagan did it. >> senator, i'm glad to hear you that think an immigration deal will happen by the end of the year. an area where they have more trouble finding common ground. chuck hagel has faced a really ugly confirmation battle. republicans have used an unprecedented filibuster to at least slow down that confirmation. you said on filibusters that filibusters abused terribly today, especially on nominations. filibusters against nominees create a chilling effect that keeps top talent from even accepting nominations." is it time for a more comprehensive filibuster reform? >> unfortunately, i've come to that conclusion. the filibuster was used in the past but used very rarely. but it's now used as an everyday matter of course. we had 130 some motions in congress. you can't run a country that way. you can't run a government. especially with regard to the white house when you have a limited amount of time for each of these members to serve in a cabinet or high-level positionfr a year or sometimes even two years is unacceptable. we're going to ha
the possibility and we think back to the fall of 1995 when bill clinton and the congress had to stand up and clinton refused to sign the bill. we had a shut down and the public sided strongly against the republicans and they folded quickly on that. what's your read right here. were you looking at the numbers and playing this out. is it more likely it will take a shut down and the run up to the shut down. >> we are talking about raising taxes. they are not talking about folding taxes. it would be very difficult for speaker boehner to raise revenue without going all the way to the end. yesterday ron johnson suggested that barron could lose it and the fact that they are talking about it speaks to the cost of the leadership. it's quite possible that the democrats will need to be being willing to go all the way through the shut down if they intended to create the simples for republicans to raise revenue. that involves dismannedling unity and saying we can't take this backlash and all of that comes out after a shut down. >> nate dog, nice to see you. i want to talk about this poll. interesting
housing which helped change the bronx. at funeral today, bill clinton spoke which is fitting because it's hard to find two politicians more nakedly in l ld of being loved. where clinton is a smooth operator who approaches america as if it were a lovely lady he would like to pick up, koch was brash and opinion yat yated. he is like chris christie who tell it is like it is. in the doc koch says you can only get the people to follow you by being bigger than life, and he refers to politics as theater which makes sense because he was good at that. he was good at all sorts of theater. >> i'm going to tell you who you're doing, you're doing terrible. that's why i'm going to jump off this roof. >> it's all right. it's all right. it's me, mayor koch. >> jump, jump! >> what's wrong with the city? >> dirt, noise, muggin
as a radiant ambassador who's more beloved than any political figure than bill clinton is extraordinary and i think back to how far she's come from that moment in the 2008 campaign when she risked really being sort of destructive and divisive and talked to her heart about being proud of the country for the first time. i fully understood what she meant. i think most black people fully understood what she meant and a significant number of white people that did not understand and perhaps were offended and took conscious steps to change from that moment and consciously did not want to be harming her husband's political future. so she wanted to make sure that didn't happen again and pursued an agenda with nothing to do with nothing like that and politically start in and perhaps not where her heart may really lie but the land mines that can happen, you speak openly, you can fall in to that when you speak really honestly about race. >> well, i think, you know, looking back, i think michelle obama certainly seems to be taking on a more prominent role and i don't know that's new, really. hard to remem
-state landslide but claimed 119 counties. bill clinton won with 1,524 counties. do you know how many counties obama won last year? 690. that's it. 690. even though he won a convincing popular vote majority. gerrymandering wasn't a complete nonfactor in 2012. the gop probably did grab a few extra seats because of it. but the real problem for democrats is that their base of support is less spread out geographically than it's ever been, which means they can win presidential races and even control the senate, but when it comes to the house, their best, their only chance for the foreseeable future is a massive anti-gop tide, like something we saw in 2006 or 2008. short of that, the era of republican speakers could last for a long time. okay, that does it for "the
it at "the washington post" today. strikes me bill clinton in 1998, the one time since the james monroe presidency that in the sixth year the white house is actually managed to pick up house seats and very hard to do that in the sixth year but what's the mood picking up among democrats in washington about how 2014 is shaping up for them and how the issues play in to them? >> i was asking that question today. they're not counting the chickens just yet. not only a different electorate in the polls in midterms, much more republican electorate than in presidential years, but you have a very different congress than in the mid-1990s. not that many districts up where obama -- where republicans sitting in seats obama won that district. there's not that much swing going on here. that doesn't mean democrats can't win back the house if things continue to go bad and what we're fighting over now put out a list of 27 members targeting over the sequester is a fight for this year to sort of set the stage for next year. still too far out to say democrats are in a position to win and we can say it's hard
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